Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2011-09-05
|Others in Party:||Can't Find ClimberID 2510|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, September 5, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11941 ft / 3639 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWhile the road through Jefferson Summit (the pass between Mount Jefferson and Shoshone Mountain) is technically a through road, the approach from the east is much better (a passenger car could make it nearly if not all the way to to the pass).
From the pass, those with a high-clearance vehicle can drive up the ridge to about 9600'. From there, the trail gets very faint in places, but following the ridge is easy. As the ridge narrows (over 10,800') the trail becomes easier to follow. Because the trail continues across the summit ridge to the middle and north summits, spotting where to head left off that trail to gain the south summit is a little challenging. Look for cairns on the left. If you start losing significant elevation (more that 10'), just head up to the left and you should be able to find some cairns (and see the summit pole/antenna).
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3370 ft / 1026 m|
| Extra Gain:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||9.8 mi / 15.8 km|
| Route:||South ridge|
| Trailhead:||Jefferson Summit 8771 ft / 2673 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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